The Sky Today, April 16
At 12:53 a.m.: The moon is trine Saturn
After midnight, the Gemini moon creates a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, bestowing wisdom. We may be sought out for advice, or find ourselves called to seek perspective from those with more age and experience.
The Gemini moon stimulates when it creates aspects, and because it perfects its trine to Saturn when many of us will be asleep, we could find that our dreams feel like downloads, and we awaken having synthesized data from the ethers. Our memories can also be mined for useful information. We might suddenly recall situations that happened in the distant past, and giving recollections modern context with the advantage of hindsight helps to guide our future footsteps.
At 6:27 a.m.: The sun is square Pluto
Around dawn, the Aries sun creates a motivating square with Pluto in Capricorn. The sun-Pluto square takes place twice a year, and on this occasion, we are called to take an evolutionary leap forward in the way we show up for ourselves and express our identity. This influence may instigate power struggles with others; try to peel back the layers of why this could be. In owning your power, are you posing a threat to those in authority who benefit from your smallness? Or, are you perhaps coming into awareness of your talents, and in a rush to put them on display, are you being reckless or thoughtless of others’ boundaries?
Naturally, this signature can manifest in the positive or negative, and learning opportunities are available either way. Sun-Pluto can bring up fears of losing control or inspire the urge to dominate others. It can equally aid us in checking our biases or doing our shadow work. If we err on the side of diligence, and striving for our goals while seeking to be ethical in our actions, this transit can be both an illuminating and life-changing one.